Notes on the data: Housing, rent assistance and vehicle access

Persons living in rental housing, 2021


Policy context:  See the notes for Privately-owned rental dwellings and Social housing dwellings.

Notes:  The data comprise people living in rental housing, either social housing or privately-owned housing. The data include households in occupied private dwellings only.

Private dwelling: A private dwelling can be a house, flat or even a room. It can also be a caravan, houseboat, tent, or a house attached to an office, or rooms above a shop.

Social housing: Occupied private dwellings rented from the government housing authority or, a community housing provider (housing co-operative, community or church group).

The numerator excludes the 1.5% of dwellings for which tenure type was not stated: however, these records are included in the denominator.


Geography: Data available by Population Health Area, Local Government Area, Primary Health Network, Quintile of socioeconomic disadvantage of area and Quintiles within PHNs, and Remoteness Area


Numerator: Persons living in rented social housing dwellings or persons living in privately-owned rental dwelling


Denominator: Total persons living in private dwellings


Detail of analysis:  Per cent


Source:  Compiled by PHIDU based on the ABS Census of Population and Housing, August 2021.


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